Men's skiing

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal concentrates as he inspects the course prior to the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 09, 2019 - 4:49 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday. Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are traveling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before he retires. The...
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Wendy Holdener speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 10:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:55 p.m. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland retained her Alpine combined title after beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds at the world championships. In fifth place after the downhill leg, Holdener lost time in the...
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Italy's Dominik Paris poses with his gold medal after the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 06, 2019 - 1:40 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Dominik Paris shook his head as he crossed the finish line. The third skier to start in the super-G, he had made technical mistakes requiring some corrections near the end of his run and was sure he would be coming up short once again at a major championship. Not this time. The...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 10:01 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, wearing a tape to protect his face from the cold, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the Men's Downhill at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 05, 2019 - 6:40 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. "Saying it out loud is really scary," the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of World Cup...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2009 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, smile as they show their Alpine ski World Cup overall title trophies, in Are, Sweden. For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle _ back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first medals of her career, two silvers, at the freezing 2007 worlds in Are, while Svindal claimed his first golds a dozen years ago by winning the downhill and giant slalom. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
February 03, 2019 - 6:19 am
For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle — back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, ice and snow blanket a restaurant close to the start of the courses of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 03, 2019 - 5:09 am
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite. Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski event in Killington, Vt. Returning to the venue of her first World Cup win in 2012, Shiffrin will be a multi-medal threat at the Feb. 5-17 world championships in Are, Sweden. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:50 am
A year after the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is set for another multi-medal chase. And there are some more records on the table, too. The Feb. 5-17 skiing world championships in Are, Sweden, will see Shiffrin return to the resort where she celebrated her first World Cup win in 2012,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, sprays sparkling wine as she celebrates on the podium with second placed Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, left, and third placed Austria's Tamara Tippler, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. It seemed like destiny played a role on Sunday when Mikaela Shiffrin won what could very well turn out to be Lindsey Vonn's last race. Vonn broke down emotionally after she failed to finish a World Cup super-G on knees so worn down that she describes them as "bone on bone." Shiffrin then came down nine racers later and won her first speed race at the premier stop on the women's circuit. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
January 21, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A passing of the torch moment. A generational transformation marked by a veteran's tears and the unbridled joy of youth. Call it what you want, it seemed like destiny played a role when Mikaela Shiffrin won what could very well turn out to be Lindsey Vonn's last race...
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France's Clement Noel celebrates after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Wengen, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 20, 2019 - 11:59 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Showing the maturity of a widely touted future star, Clement Noel held off a fierce Austrian challenge in a World Cup slalom Sunday for his first career win. The 21-year-old Frenchman saw his first-run lead almost vanish before crossing the line 0.08 seconds ahead of...
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